Wednesday, February 15, 2012
Denial of Edward Kindt’s Parole
Twelve years ago, Edward Kindt was sentenced to nine years to life in prison for brutally raping and murdering Penny Lea Brown, a wife, mother of two and a well-respected member of the Salamanca community.
Today, Edward Kindt’s parole was denied for the fourth time, ensuring the safety of families and surrounding communities. Had Kindt, who was 15 years old at the time of his heinous crime, been just a year older, his punishment would have been a more appropriate sentence of 15 to 25 years to life in prison.
“The parole board correctly reasoned that Kindt’s parole is not compatible with the welfare of society, and that this violent, dangerous person who continues to show no remorse for his actions should continue to be locked away,” said Senator Catharine Young (R,C,I – 57th District).
“It is unfortunate that families of victims must continually work to ensure offenders who commit such gruesome, savage acts remain imprisoned.
Thanks to the efforts of all the caring, concerned citizens who wrote letters opposing Kindt’s parole, he will not be free to prey on other innocent victims,” Senator Young said.
Kindt will remain in prison until at least his next parole hearing, which is scheduled for February 2014.